A variety of modules are offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters, and learners may enter the program at any time. Learners may either take individual modules that suit their needs and goals, or they can register in the online Plant Breeding and Genetics Professional Certificate.

Learners should register at least one week prior to the module start date. If not, they may be subject to late fees. Registration for each session closes after the first week of class.

Core Modules

Crop Genetic Engineering
Self-Pollinated Crop Breeding
Germplasm & Genes
Cross-Pollinated Crop Breeding
Doubled Haploids
Genotype by Environment Interaction (G x E)

Elective Modules

Crop & Weed Genetics
Disease Resistance Breeding: Phytophthora Resistance in Soybean Case Study
Disease Resistance Breeding: Transgenic Strategies
Environmental Impacts of Crop Genetics: Weed Evolution
Turfgrass Disease Management
Plant Pathology
Learning Plant Science
Learning Biotechnology
Independent Study

Refresher Modules

Plant Science
Plant Breeding for Non-Plant Breeders: An Introduction to Basic Concepts

At a Glance